Are Your Dental Assistants Compliant with New X-Ray Training Standards?

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From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In 2016, the Colorado Dental Board revised its rules regarding x-ray training for dental assistants. This increased “machine operation exposure factor” training requirement accounts for newer technologies like digital x-rays and CBCT. As a reminder, all dental assistants or office personnel who expose radiographs must be trained through a Commission on …

CDA Comments on Proposed X-Ray Regulation Changes

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The CDA recently submitted feedback to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) regarding proposed changes and updates to x-ray machine regulations for healthcare providers. The changes are intended to align state x-ray regulations with national standards that were updated in 2015. In response to the broad proposed changes, the CDA’s comment letter urged the state to: reject …

Pending Changes to State X-Ray Regulations: How Do They Affect Dental Offices?

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Colorado’s public health agency, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), has proposed broad changes and updates to x-ray machine regulations for healthcare providers. The changes are intended to align state x-ray regulations with national standards that were updated in 2015. The biggest changes for dental offices are anticipated to include: Operator Training New requirements for detailed annual …